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Warren woman faces felony DUI charge after serious accident

A Warren woman faces felony charges after losing control of her car and slamming into a tree along Naomi Street last Wednesday night, Dec. 4. A 20-year-old Warren man riding in the passenger seat of …
Barrington Police: FedEx driver reports possible porch pirate
  A FedEx delivery driver contacted Barrington Police on Friday, Dec. 6, after spotting a suspicious vehicle in West … Read More
Concerns raised over schedule changes, lack of course offerings at PHS
PORTSMOUTH — Town Hall was once again packed during Tuesday’s School Committee meeting, as parents, teachers and students voiced … Read More
Cronin re-elected president of Warren Town Council
Warren Town Council members Keri Cronin and John Hanley were sworn in for their second terms of president and Vice President, … Read More
Portsmouth man charged with domestic assault, blocking call
PORTSMOUTH — A local man was arrested Friday, Dec. 6, and charged with domestic assault and domestic refusal to relinquish a … Read More
Westport Schools — Two-hour delay Wednesday
5:43 a.m. There will be a 2 hour delay for the Westport Community Schools due to weather conditions. Read More
Survey: Portsmouth residents want more recreational opportunities
PORTSMOUTH — Most residents not only support a new community center in town, but they’d be willing to pay higher taxes to make it … Read More
East Bay Social
Maria da Conceicao Arruda, 92, of Bristol Maria da Conceicao (Martins Carvalho) Arruda, 92, of Third Street passed away on Dec. 6, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Antonio Cordeiro Arruda.    Born in …
Teri A. Taylor, 60, Tiverton Teri A. Taylor, 60, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.  She was the wife of Carl B. Taylor Sr. for 40 years.  Born in Stoughton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late …
BHS volleyball player reaches milestone Casey Lambert tallied her 1,000th career assist for the Barrington High School volleyball team this fall. That milestone was made even more impressive by the fact that Casey reached that mark in …
Lambert era begins for EPHS girls’ hoops EAST PROVIDENCE — If the enthusiasm for the endeavor of city native and alum Tshombe “Bay” Lambert, the new head coach for the East Providence High School girls’ basketball program, is …
EPHS athletes earn fall sports accolades EAST PROVIDENCE — The coaches associations in their respective sports recently announced awards for the just completed 2019 seasons, including several honorees from East Providence High School. The …
Letter: Successful Lock Box program is available to help seniors The Lock Box Program has been a great success in our community. I wanted to reach out and share this free program with others who may benefit from it. Police, fire and rescue personnel frequently …
Letter: Spare Tiverton from TTA tyranny — don’t ‘recall the recall’ To  the editor: Tyranny is when one person or small group of people as too much power. It becomes relatively easy to abuse that power at the expense of innocent citizens. The best way to …
Letter: Getting Tiverton on track when the public’s shut out To the editor: Nothing illustrates the two factions in Tiverton politics better than the Town Council’s policy for public participation.  When members of the Tiverton Taxpayers …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Nov. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 21 Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Nov. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 21 East Providence Post.
Tiverton Legal Notices – Nov. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 21 Sakonnet Times.

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